Spread the joy of giving this holiday season by bringing an unwrapped toy to a nearby toy drive. Many toy drives are offering additional perks, such as free entry to holiday fairs, or free hot cocoa and pictures with the big man himself, Santa Claus. Not-for-profits are also accepting gifts of clothing and other useful items that are appropriate for children. Please do not bring donations of food or candy, and do not donate any realistic-looking weapons, as neither will be distributed to the children. If you need some toy ideas, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide with this year's hot picks for toys for both boys and girls. After you make a donation, you will certainly feel ready to get in on the good cheer knowing that somewhere, a child has a gift under their tree that they would not have had without you!
Holiday Toy Drive, Deer Park
Time: Open hours of Tanger Arches
Annual Netter House Lighting, West Islip
Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
5th Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive, Rocky Point
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Festival of Trees and Lights, Lake Ronkonkoma
Time: 11 a.m.
Kiwanis Club's Annual Santa Trot, Patchogue
Time: 11 a.m.
LB Waterfront Warriors Toy Drive, Point Lookout
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tree Lighting and Toy Drive, Easthampton
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Toys for Tots, Islip/East Islip
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
West Islip Fire Department 24th Annual Holiday Toy Drive, West Islip
Time: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the Watermill, Smithtown
Time: 7-11:30 p.m.
Islip Animal Shelter Annual Holiday Pet Toy Drive, Bay Shore
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gifts for Kids Holiday Toy Benefit, Northport
Time: 8 p.m.
Living Nativity, Greenlawn
Time: 5 p.m.
2014 Holiday Party, Toy Drive, and Networking Event, Westbury
Time: 7 p.m.